A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
Six months after a rare tiger cub died, London Zoo's new triplet cubs have been given a clean bill of health.
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
A female osprey which produced two chicks last year returns to the same nest in the Lake District.
Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
CCTV cameras capture the first osprey egg of the season to be laid at a reserve in the south west of Scotland.
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
Scientists use impact craters to work out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners
Just what is the black ring in Leamington Spa?
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
Moving a dinosaur skeleton across the US
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.